Question about RAM

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by billyergs, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. billyergs macrumors member

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    Sorry, this is a newbie question. I understand that RAM on G5's have to be installed in pairs. I'm planning on buying a G5 from Apple with the standard 512 megs of RAM (2 x 256 sticks?) Then I want to purchase 2 x 1 gig sticks of RAM from another vendor. Will this work in combination with the 2 x 256 sticks? I want to keep as many slots open as possible so that I could upgrade to even more ram in the future. Thanks.
     
  2. AstroManLuca macrumors member

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    Yeah that works fine. You only have to use matching pairs - the different pairs don't have to all be the same too.

    Last Mac to require RAM to be installed in quads was, ironically, the Quadra line. I think. It had 16 RAM slots and you had to install it in groups of four. But that was more than ten years ago.
     
  3. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    You should be fine doing that. Just make sure to get the right kind of ram.
     

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